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Magic Tree House #44: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Timeby Mary Pope Osborne
Synopses & Reviews
Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!
Jack and Annie’s mission from Merlin the Magician? To help the famous writer Charles Dickens! In a magical whirl, the brother and sister are whisked back in time to Victorian England and the foggy streets of London.
There, Jack and Annie discover that Charles Dickens has everything he could possibly want. How can they help him? It is not until Mr. Dickens rescues them from being thrown in jail that they discover his secret past and the sad memories that haunt him. They will need all their magic—and help from three ghosts—to keep the great writer from ruining his life!
Mary Pope Osborne mixes magic, humor, history, a little spookiness, and a lot of heart to create this tale, which celebrates the joys of writing—something she knows a lot about, thanks to millions of readers all over the world!
This is the perfect book for boys and girls about to see the classic play A Christmas Carol.
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Jack and Annie travel back to Victorian London when Merlin asks them to use their magic to inspire Charles Dickens to write "A Christmas Carol."
About the Author
\Mary Pope Osborne is the author of many novels, picture books, story collections, and nonfiction books. Her bestselling Magic Tree House series has been translated into numerous languages around the world. Highly recommended by parents and educators everywhere (and kid-approved!), the series introduces young readers to different cultures and times in history, as well as to the world’s legacy of ancient myth and storytelling. She and her husband, writer Will Osborne, live in northwestern Connecticut with their three dogs, Joey, Mr. Bezo, and Little Bear.
Table of Contents
1. Did you See That?
2. Two Gentlemen from Frog Creek
3. Riches to Rags
4. Out! Out! Out!
5. Stop, Thief!
6. To Jail
7. Bah, Humbug!
8. A Terrible Story
9. The Three Ghosts
10. A Christmas Carol
11. Gifts to the World More Facts Charles Dickens
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